Our Mission

Book Place Hours:

Tuesday -  Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm.

1608 Grant Ave. at 7th Street, Novato

(415) 209 0212

  • focus public attention on and generate community support for library services, facilities, and other needs

  • expand opportunities for the education and well-being of the community

  • encourage literacy

  • assist in obtaining financial support for the library

We are a nonprofit 501(c)3 group of volunteers dedicated to making our library system and its programs the best they can be. Anyone who enjoys the pleasure of a good book or the myriad of benefits and services of the library should be a friend. Our non-profit tax ID is 23-7098721.


Thank you for approving Measure B

We are grateful for your support in approving Measure B, a nine-year parcel tax renewal that will allow us to improve our facilities, add to our existing services, keep our locations open and meet your need for books of all kinds! 

Library staff  looks forward to continuing to provide you and our entire community with vital and responsive library services. 

December at The  Book Place


The days are moving quickly, and you’re still looking at a chunk of your gift list.


How about a trip to The Book Place, where we have some beautiful books, book sets, and puzzles that might make a wonderful gift for someone on that list. Or, even better, get them a gift card in any amount, and introduce them to the joy of browsing in comfy surroundings among 60+ categories of books. We’re pretty sure we’ve got something to please any reader. 

 The Book Place is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am - 3pm.
Donations accepted Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
ONLY 10am-3pm.



Make a difference.. Shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7098721 and AmazonSmile will donate to Friends of the Marin County Free Library, at no cost to you.


Book Donation Info

We are always in need of gently-used materials to keep our selection fresh. We are in particular need of the non-Fiction categories: History, Biography, Military, Science, etc. However, we ask that you check the Donations Guidelines before packing your donation, as many categories have limits (such as, nothing published more than 5 years ago). We accept donations on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 10am-3pm, at our large rollup door behind the store. Pull into the parking lot and look for us, where we’ll quickly screen your donation and provide a receipt if you like. If you are donating more than 2-3 bags/boxes, please phone ahead (415-209-0212) to check if we have room to take your donation, or if you have questions about anything you wish to donate. Thanks in advance!